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Two new partners for Gowling WLG in Waterloo

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 1:19 PM | By John Chunn


Tech lawyers Todd Bissett and Ahsan Sadiq have joined Gowling WLG as partners in the firm’s Waterloo, Ont., region office.

According to the firm’s press release, Bissett and Sadiq will work closely with their new Gowling WLG colleagues to meet the evolving needs of Waterloo’s thriving tech and startup sector.

“Together, Todd and Ahsan bring Silicon Valley intuition, first-hand industry experience and broad international perspective to our top-ranked local tech and corporate practices — while also serving to complement the already formidable bench strength of our global tech platform,” said Bryce Kraeker, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Waterloo region office.

“As Waterloo’s tech market continues to grow more sophisticated and globalized, these new additions to our team further underscore Gowling WLG’s reputation as the go-to firm for companies looking to launch, scale and compete confidently — wherever their business takes them,” he added.

Dual qualified in Ontario and California, Bissett is well versed in startup and emerging growth financing, as well as venture capital, private mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and cross-border transactional work, particularly involving China.

Having spent his formative years in Waterloo before living and working in Silicon Valley and in both Beijing and Shanghai, for nearly a decade, Bissett returned home several years ago.

Sadiq has expertise helping emerging growth companies meet their commercial and corporate needs — including technology licensing, financing and M&A — and assisting mid and large enterprises with technology and service acquisition.